Lily Valley Sharks defeat Road Stars in Roseau Valley Basketball League semi-finals

first_img 18 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweet Sharecenter_img On Thursday 20th, the Lily Valley Sharks defeated the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars by the final score of 75-72 pts. The sharks came into this game, though not playing the excellent basketball that they are capable off, but full of confidence, after an exciting best of 3 series against the R.C. Bullets, which they overcame, the previous week. The Road Stars on the other hand, had finished with the best overall record of all the teams in the league, and topped their zone, and secured a first round bye. They were on a week’s rest, before this important game. The road stars were without key players, Thomas Felix & Patrick Lafonce, while the sharks were without Ricky Toussaint, and may have also lost Earl “Jo-Bob” Matthew, who may have seem to have abandoned the team, since he has not played the last 6 games. The referees for the night were Jeff Murdock & “Mc’doe”.This loss for the Road Stars is considered an “upset”, as this should not have been. But, in basketball… or sports on a whole, anything can happen. The 1st quarter began, and it was all about the Road Stars. As usual, the Sharks had all the support, with the basketball arena filled, but with 80% of the crowd support, for the sharks. Yet, this could not help them, as the Road Stars dominated on all fronts. They closed off the quarter, leading by 8 points, 17-9. The 2nd quarter included a lot, or was identical to the same dominance of offence & defence, belonged to the Stars, although the sharks did show some signs of life in this quarter. The Stars still kept the lead all through and closed the half leading by an increased lead, this time by 11 points, 38-27. This half was not a very high scoring one, but it still belonged to the Road Stars. By the 3rd quarter, the game was more open, with the Sharks creating a lot of chances and giving themselves an excellent chance to get back into the game, and this was exactly what they did. The might, Craig St. Rose, contributed 17 points out of the Sharks 24, in this quarter. The game was still very tight and anxious as the Road Stars did not give up, but continued to work extremely hard to keep the lead. The quarter closed with the Sharks trailing by only 4 points, 55-51. The crowd was now back in it, and ready to lead their team to victory, with their support in the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter brought a lot more excitement than the opening 3. The Sharks were now back in the game, and baskets were now being traded on both ends of the court. There was a bit of panic from both teams, and supporters, as no one wanted to lose this match. This game brought back memories of the previous night when the Upper Village Hoosiers threw away a 26 point lead and loss against the Fond Canie Rebels. The same thing happened to the Road Stars as they had now thrown away their lead and were not trailing with about 4 minutes to go. The game came down to the wire, when the Stars were down by 5 pts, but a 3 pointer from Fitzgerald Daniel put them back within 2 points. But this was not enough, as the Sharks held on for a 3 point victory, and huge upset. They lead the 3 game series 1-0.Top performers for Sharks were; Craig St. Rose – 29 pts, 6 reb, asts, Clinton Charles – 13 pts, 2 asts and Lester Denis – 11 pts, 3 astsTop performers for Road Stars were; Fitzgerald Daniel – 29 pts, 7 asts, 2 stls, Julian Isles – 18 pts, 9 reb, and Javeed Joseph – 9 pts, 4 reb, 2 astsSchedule of games; Friday – 7:30 p.m. – Fond Canie Rebels vs. Upper Village Hoosiers, Saturday – 7:30 p.m. – Lily Valley Sharks vs. Elvis Welding Services Road Stars and Sunday (If Necessary) – 7:30 p.m. – Fond Canie Rebels vs. Upper Village Hoosiers.By: Edgar George NewsSports Lily Valley Sharks defeat Road Stars in Roseau Valley Basketball League semi-finals by: – April 20, 2012 Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Ahmed Musa, John Ogu set to clash in Saudi Arabia

first_img Loading… Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa and compatriot John Ogu will put aside the sweet banters of playing in the national team as they file out in opposing sides in the Kings Cup on Friday. Musa who has been enjoying a good run since joining Saudi side Al-Nassr from Russian side CSKA Moscow in 2018,will for the first time face a fellow Eagle in the Pro League following John Ogu’s move to relegation hunted Al Adalah . The two Nigerians will be cynosure of eyes as Al-Nassr fans hope to see Musa continue to tickle their fancy while Al Adalah fans hope that the coming of Ogu will help turn the fortune of the club and perhaps see them spring a surprise in the Kings Cup even as they continue to struggle in the league and in relegation waters. Ogu who joined the club on free transfer last Friday will all things being equal make his league debut away on January 25 against Al Ittihad. Al Adalah new sign John Ogu set for King Cup clash with Ahmed MusaAdvertisement Adalah were taken to the cleaners in their last league match by second played Al Hilal who after 7-0 scoreline were still eager to net more goals in what looked like a one sided encounter. Al Adalah have only managed to accumulate nine points in 14 matches placing 15th on the log just a point ahead of bottom placed Damak in the 16-team Pro league. Read AlsoJohn Ogu signs for Saudi relegation bound side Adalah Both Eagles it will be recalled were part of Nigeria’s squad to the last World Cup in Russia where the Genot Rohr tutored side failed to navigate past the group stage after losing 2-0 to eventual finalists Croatia, 2-1 to perennial rivals Argentina and beating Iceland 2-0. The king’s cup which commands a lot of followership was first played in 1957. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap OperasWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?last_img read more

La Liga: Atletico get timely victory, Getafe make top-four statement

first_imgAtletico Madrid won for the first time in four games on Saturday thanks to a 1-0 win over Granada that moved them into fourth place in La Liga, as Getafe continued their surprising charge towards Champions League football. Argentinian forward Angel Correa scored Atletico’s only goal in the sixth minute at the Wanda Metropolitano, netting for the fifth time in nine matches. Diego Simeone must prepare Atletico Madrid for a Champions League last 16 meeting with holders Liverpool Atletico had goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank for preserving the three points with a superb save from Roberto Soldado’s crafty second-half backheel. Diego Simeone’s side could be overtaken on Sunday by Sevilla, who visit Celta Vigo, but the coach welcomed the return to form for a side who must face holders Liverpool in the last 16 of the Champions League later this month. “We needed to win. Our stadium’s support was extraordinary, we needed that energy,” Simeone said.Advertisement Getafe took another step towards Champions League qualification as Jorge Molina scored twice in a sensational 3-0 win over fellow top-four contenders Valencia. The 37-year-old Molina capped a storming performance with two goals in the second half before Jaime Mata added a third with three minutes left, after Valencia’s Alessandro Florenzi had been sent off. Getafe stay third, three points ahead of Atletico and Sevilla. Up next for Jose Bordalas’ side is a trip to Barcelona next weekend but on this evidence, it will be the stumbling Catalans feeling nervous ahead of that game. Getafe face La Liga’s defending champions on the back of four consecutive victories, in which they have scored nine goals and conceded none. Promoted ContentThe Best Cars Of All Time9 Most Disturbing Movie DystopiasWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet! Loading… center_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Jorge Molina (right) celebrates scoring in Getafe’s 3-0 win over ValenciaThey bullied Valencia from start to finish, faster to the ball and hungrier in the tackles with all three goals coming from Getafe’s players reacting quicker than their opponents.“It was all shit, in defence and in attack,” said Valencia’s Gabriel Paulista. “We have to change today’s attitude. They have been more like men.”After Barca, they will play Ajax in the Europa League.Valencia, meanwhile, have won only four out of nine games since the turn of the year, with their own Champions League last 16 tie against Atalanta fast approaching.Getafe had to wait until 13 minutes into the second for Molina’s opener. He slid the ball to Mata and then beat two Valencia defenders to the rebound from Jaume Domenech’s save.Read Also: Oshoala nets as Barcelona zoom into Spanish Cup FinalDani Parejo was at fault for the second as he gave the ball away in midfield and one pass set Molina free. He had three defenders to beat but somehow bundled through, a final pirouette making space for a smart finish.Florenzi was sent off with 12 minutes left for a frustrated spear tackle from behind on Marc Cucurella before Mata made it three.Villarreal were held to a 1-1 draw by Real Valladolid as well-travelled French forward Hartem Ben Arfa made his debut as a second-half substitute.last_img read more

Feverish fans fuelled virus at Italy Champion’s League match

first_img Some 4,178 people have died so far in Lombardy, out of a total of over 6,820 in Italy. Gori said he thought the statistics failed to represent the real toll on Bergamo and the surrounding region because “there are certainly many elderly people who died at home, without it having been possible to take them to hospital”. “These people are not included in the official statistics. No tests have been done on them either before or after death”. Spanish club Valencia have said that 35 per cent of their team and staff have tested positive for coronavirus, following the trip to Milan. Ecstatic fans cheering and hugging at the Champion’s League game between Atalanta and Valencia in February boosted the spread of the coronavirus, the mayor of the worst-hit Italian city said Tuesday. Atalanta fans cheer during the UEFA Champions League football match between against Valencia in Milan’s San Siro Stadium on February 19. Bergamo, in the northern Lombardy region, is now Italy’s worst-hit province, with nearly 6,728 infections. Its football team Atalanta had been having a stellar season, with a historic Champions League qualification. Its game against Spanish rival Valencia on February 19 at the San Siro stadium in Milan had been feverishly awaited by fans. Atalanta pulled off a stunning 4-1 victory – each goal met with shouts of glee, fans clutching at each other in excitement. Bergamo Mayor Giorgio Gori told foreign journalists the match was “among the sad explanations” for the high infection rate in the city and wider province. “Some 40,000 Bergamo inhabitants went to Milan to watch the game. Others watched it from their homes, in families, in groups, at the bar,” he said. “It’s clear that evening was a situation in which the virus was widely spread,” he added. But Gori said he didn’t think it was “the starting point”. Instead he believed Bergamo’s troubles began when a patient at the Fenaroli Hospital in Alzano was admitted with coronavirus but it went undetected, allowing him to infect others. Two weeks after the historic match in Milan the curve of the number of those infected in Bergamo began to rise steeply and the town has become the epicentre for the pandemic in Europe. Read Also: COVID-19: Ronaldo donates medical equipment to Portuguese hospitals Atalanta on Tuesday confirmed that goalkeeper Marco Sportiello, who played in Valencia on March 10 as the Italian club qualified for the Champions League quarter-finals, had become their first player to test positive for COVID-19. “Marco is currently asymptomatic,” the team said in a statement. “The preventive quarantine, to which Marco and all the members of the first team had been subjected, will end on March 27.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTarantino’s Latest Effort Will Probably Be His Best To DateFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Artlast_img read more

I can give up my salary to play with Ndidi – Ogu

first_img Loading… “If am asked to choose between to give up my salary or play in the middle with Ndidi, I will give up my salary to play next to him in the middle.” “Since he started playing for Eagles, all my best games with Eagles was when I had him in the middle with me”, Ogu said in a social media post. read also:Ahmed Musa, John Ogu set to clash in Saudi Arabia Meanwhile, Ogu last played for the Super Eagles back in July 2019 and was also omitted from Gernot Rohr’s 24 man squad scheduled to take on Sierra Leone for the 2021 African cup of Nations qualifiers, before it was postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Ogu and Ndidi have enjoyed some success together playing in the heart of the Super Eagles midfield and were both in Gernot Rohr’s team to the 2018 FIFA world cup and the 2019 African cup of Nations in Egypt. Ogu who currently plies his trade with Saudi premier league side Aladalah FC has now hinted that he enjoyed being in the line up with the Leicester City man and believed he perform better when he has Ndidi close to him.Advertisement Super Eagles midfielder, John Ogu, has said his ideal midfield partner ‘is Wilfred Ndidi’ and can give up his salary to continue playing with the midfielder. Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Best Cars Of All TimeYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldStunning Wedding Outfits From All Around The World9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharginglast_img read more

QPR’s Eberechi Eze opens up on relationship with Osayi-Samuel

first_imgQueens Park Rangers midfielder, Eberechi Eze, has described his teammate Bright Osayi-Samuel as a brother and a blessing to play with. Loading… “It’s a blessing because you don’t usually get to work with people you’ve grown up with. “He’s like a brother to me, so it’s good to share the field with him and it makes everything we do even more special.” The England-born players are eligible to feature for Nigeria as they are yet to play for the senior team of the Three Lions, and Eze had previously stated he is yet to make a decision on his international future. read also:Ex-England star reveals why Tottenham want Eberechi Eze The Anglo-Nigerians will hope to continue their impressive performances when football activities, which are currently suspended due to the outbreak of coronavirus, resume. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Anglo- Nigerians first played together in secondary school before reuniting at QPR in 2017 with Osayi-Samuel linking up with Eze, who has been with the Championship club since 2016. This season they have been in terrific form, scoring 18 goals and providing 12 assists between them and their form has generated interest from a number of European clubs. “Me and Bright weren’t in the same school team. We were in the same district team,” Eze told Football League World.Advertisement Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People LiveBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe World’s Most Desirable Fruit – Pink Pineapplelast_img read more

Rape suspect falls

first_imgPasco was detained in the Mina police station’scustodial facility. Artemio Pasco, a resident of thevillage, was caught on the strength of an arrest warrant around 6:10 p.m. onNov. 11, police said. ILOILO City – Charged with rape, a45-year-old man was arrested in Barangay Cabalabaguan, Mina, Iloilo.center_img No bail bond was recommended for histemporary liberty./PNlast_img

PH to assert sovereignty in disputed sea, says new Navy chief

first_img“That we will continue to replenish androtate our personnel in the West Philippine Sea and at all time, we will showthe flag in the West Philippine Sea,” he added. “We will continue to establish the Navypresence in the West Philippine Sea and maintain the occupied features of theWest Philippine Sea,” Bacordo said. In an interview with the media after theNavy’s change of command ceremony on late Monday, Bacordo said that PresidentRodrigo Duterte has ordered him to “take good care of this country.” The Ilonggo Navy chief added thatPresident Duterte’s order includes protecting the Philippines’ territorialrights in the West Philippine Sea. “We shall be a modern, multi-capablenaval force responsive to our maritime nation’s defense and development,”Bacordo said. Bacordo is the 38th Flag Officer inCommand of the Navy. He belongs to the Philippine Military Academy “Hinirang”Class of 1987./PN NEW NAVY CHIEF. Philippine Fleet commander Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo will take over the Philippine Navy as its Flag Officer-in-Command on February 3, 2020. Photo from the Philippine Fleet Aside from protecting the nation’sinterest in the contested sea, Bacordo also promised to continue themodernization efforts of the Philippine Navy. MANILA – The Philippines will stronglyassert its sovereignty over the contested West Philippine Sea, newly-designatedPhilippine Navy chief Rear Admiral Giovanni Carlo Bacordo said.last_img read more

‘Pusher’ falls in buy-bust

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the custodialfacility of the La Carlota City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN Porquez was nabbed after he sold asachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P500 around 9:42p.m. on March 26, it added. BACOLOD City – Police nabbed a man in adrug buy-bust operation in Barangay Batuan, La Carlota City, Negros Occidental.center_img Six sachets of suspected shabu valued ataround P5,500 were seized from the 34-year-old resident Archie Porquez, apolice report showed.last_img read more

Vintage bomb found in Singcang-Airport

first_imgBACOLOD City – A vintage bomb was found at a construction site in Barangay Singcang-Airport. According to police investigators, 26-year-old construction laborer Eldon Tejero discovered the explosive device while he was digging in the site around 2:40 p.m. on May 6.The 60-millimeter bomb was turned over to Demi Montoya, a bomb expert of the Bacolod City Police Office./PNlast_img